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Contested Markets: Morality, Market Devices, and Vulnerable Populations

The Contested Moralities of Markets

ISBN: 978-1-78769-120-9, eISBN: 978-1-78769-119-3

ISSN: 0733-558X

Publication date: 2 September 2019

Abstract

While certain contested goods do manage to make their way to market, others have moved less far in this direction and others seem permanently unable to do so. Moral contestation promotes, holds back or blocks the emergence of contested markets. This chapter examines the conditions that make the operation of these markets possible, and those that block their appearance. From a comparison between two cases (organs for transplantation and gambling), the authors focus attention on the one hand on those devices that make transactions possible, and on the other, on the “vulnerable populations” that these devices are intended to protect, either from or by the market.

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Steiner, P. and Trespeuch, M. (2019), "Contested Markets: Morality, Market Devices, and Vulnerable Populations", Schiller-Merkens, S. and Balsiger, P. (Ed.) The Contested Moralities of Markets (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 63), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 31-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20190000063010

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